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Identity Unknown


Published 1945
Topics Drama


A soldier (Richard Arlen) who survived a bombing in which three others, who were burned beyond recognition but who possessed similar physical descriptions, perished. Hospitalized, and suffering from amnesia as a result, he adopts the name of "Johnny March" and sets out to visit the locales where service records indicated the four victims lived in hopes of establishing his identity.


Run time 71 min.
Producer Howard Bretherton, Walter Colmes
Production Company Republic Pictures
Audio/Visual sound, black & white
Contact Information www.k-otic.com

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Reviewer: junya - favoritefavorite - January 9, 2013
Subject: He's down with OPP
Forgotten: Identity
Remembered: How to bust a move on other guy's dames.

Favorite line:
"I was just trying to establish my identity."
"That's the Army's job - not yours!"
Reviewer: mattiescottage - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 26, 2012
Subject: Johnny encounters warm-hearted humanity
While seeking out which family he belongs to, he learns the stories of the families who have lost the ones they loved. They touch him, and he is able to help in a small way, too.

There are just a couple of lines that come off stilted in their delivery, but otherwise the delivery is well done. The acting is good. Both serious and humorous situations are handed with a light touch.

This rates probably about a 3.5, but the overall depth of situation with the families Johnnie meets was so valuable and positive to experience, I am rounding the rating up to 4.
Reviewer: bobdyslexic - favoritefavoritefavorite - March 1, 2011
Subject: Requiem
Excellent acting, script was a bit contrived, but overall I would give it a three star rating.
The direction, while adequate, did not compel any lasting emotion.
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